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an executive order on this tomorrow -- not only will it halt execution for the inmates -- it will also include plans to withdraw the lethal injection regulations that death penalty opponents have already tied up in court. governor newsom also plans to shutter the execution chamber at san quentin state prison. that chamber has never been used. important to note -- california voters have narrowly supported the death penalty most recently in 2016 when they voted to speed up the process, despite that -- we are getting reaction from california lawmakers supporting the governor's decision.. oakland mayor libby schaaf tweeted this out.she says "halting the death penalty is the right thing to do. i strongly support gov. newsom's action to suspend a system that is unfair, unjust, and immoral." sacramento mayor darrell steinberg also tweeting his support of governor newsom.he says...california's death penalty is broken beyond repair. it is refreshing to see our governor give this problem the attention it deserves. it is a sign of it deserves. it the attention
this problem the attention it deserves. it is a sign of real leadership to take on an issue that other politicians and our courts have ignored for so long. we will continue to follow this tonight.. be sure to tune in at 10 for more reaction from local lawmakerslive in the newsroom noelle bellow kron 4 news (vicki) we first told you about this breaking news with a push alert on our mobile app. stay connected by downloading it today and opting in for push alerts. (grant) tonight the national debate on dangerous suspects who are in the country illegally... is focused in san jose and santa clara county. police say a murder suspect is undocumented, had been deported, has a long criminal history and randomly broke into a woman's home before stabbing her to death. 24 year old carlos carranza has been arrested and charged in the brutal slaying of 59-year old bambi larsen. a memorial grows outside her home on knollfield way. surveillance video shows a man
police believe is carranza... walking past larson's home. a salvadorian national, carranza has a long rap sheet including kidnapping, false imprisonment, burglary, and drug offfense. san jose's police chief says following his many arrests, immigration authorities áunsuccessfully sought information about his release on six separate occassions. the chief paints a picture of a ruthless attacker. (grant) san jose mayor sam
liccardo says it's long overdue for the county to- reconsider it's currentl policy of ignoring ice hold requests. liccardo releasing a statement that reads in part:my views were consistent with those expressed by police chief eddie garcia, and with the proposed policy of district attorney jeff rosen, who sought to have the county accept ice detainers for individuals, like the defendant in this case, arrested for prior first-degree home burglaries and other 'strike' offenses. (vicki) tonight neighbors are reacting to what happened and remembering bambi larson. kron 4's j.r. stone is following the story and joins us live where bambi lived. j.r. not only did you speak with neighbors but you also spoke with the police officer's association president. (j.r.)tonight this is what it looks like in bambi larson's driveway. a sort of memorial has started. people have left flowers, candles, and notes all to remember her. they had such good things to say about
her as well.this is 59 year old bambi larson. everyone in this san jose thousand oaks neighborhood has talked so highly of her. tonight i spoke with president of the san jose police officers association paul kelly who is outraged over what happened. saying that it was county laws that are to blame here. he says that if officers tip off ice officials and give them information for detainers like the ones that were issued...those officers can lose their job. he believes county laws need to be changed and state laws so they can catch undocumented immigrants who have long rap sheets like carlos carranza.(j.r.)back out here live....you can see all of the flowers that have been left in bambi's memory. paul kelly tells me that he believes that county and state laws could be ammended rather quickly to deal with situations like this where someone had committed multiple crimes over the years.
(grant) developing story tonight... wealthy bay area parents, hollywood stars, c-e-o's, elite college coaches, and college prep executives are just some of the individuals accused of carrying out a nation-wide bribery scheme to help students gain admission to some of the nation's top colleges and universities. stanford is among the univiersites tied up in this case. kron 4's dan kerman explains how more than a dozen bay area parents are also alleged to have taken part in the scheme... the fbi has announced 50 people including 33 parents have been charged in a nationwide bribary scheme, whereby parents payed off college coaches and administrators to get their kids into elite universities
sot joseph bonavolonta/fbi :12 this is a case where they flaunted their wealth baring no expense to cheat the system so they could set their children up with the best education money could buy. some spent between 200-thousand to 6 and half million dollars to guarantee administion. their actions were insidious selfish and shameful. these are the 13 bay area parents who are among 33 charged. prosecutors say they paid this man , rick singer, to have someone take college entrance exams or correct their child's answers afterward. singer also used the money to pay off coaches and create fake athletic profiles so students could be recruited as star athletes.sot andrew lelling/u.s. attorney, district of massachusetts :59 one of those parents on the list, todd blake, tweeted in march of 2019 so very excited that my daughter charlotte will be attending usc next year! court documents allege blake paid $200,000 to singer's foundation and $50,000 to usc's 'women's athletics department to make that happenalso implicated stanford university head sailing coach john vandemoer, who has now been fired. he plead guilty tuesday afternoon to accepting bribes. according to court documents vandemoer conspired with singer to hold admission spots for two prospective students who were falsely suggested to be competitive sailors. in return he received 270- thousand dollars in contributions to stanford's sailing program. neither of the two students ended up attending.standup dan kerman 156and the fbi noted the investigation is not done and they will continue to search for parents and others who are not playing on the rules, dan kerman kron 4 news. (grant) (grant) stanford released
part: neither student came to stanford; one student was initially denied admission and intended to re-apply but never did, and the second never completed an application. however, the behavior in the case runs completely counter to stanford's values. (vicki) meanwhile, two of rick singers's business associates also have ties to the sacramento area. according to documents filed by the us attorney's office of massachusetts. 69-year-old steve masera worked as an accountant and financial officer for singers companies until december of 2017. and 32-year-old mikaela sanford was employed by sanford was employed by the key doing various different jobs. both were in a federal courtroom in sacramento today. the arraignment was to decide if these two suspects should be allowed to be released or not before they have to appear again in boston. tonight -- mikaela sanford neighbors are reacting to the arrest.
sudden i just hear boom boom boom. it just gave me chills because it's quiet you know?"> both sanford and masera are now expected to appear in a boston federal courtroom on march 25th to face racketeering conspiracy charges now filed against them. (vicki) our coverage of the college cheating scandal continues at kron-4 dot com. there you can find out how many parents are among those charged. how the scheme worked. and read the full criminal complaint from the department of justice. (grant) p-g and-e will not face criminal charges related to the 20-17 wildfires in the north bay. the sonoma county district attorney's office made the announcement today... saying there was not enough evidence to prove p-g and-e acted with a reckless disregard for human life. and that is what they say is the standard to pursue criminal charges. last year --- cal-fire did determine that p-g-and e's equipment caused numerous fires in four counties. however -- p-g and e, which
filed for bankruptcy this year, remains on federal criminal probation. and is facing several pending lawsuits related to the fires. (vicki) it was a sunny and breezy day across the bay... (grant) joining us now is chief meteorologist lawrence karnow... with what we can expect for the work week... lawrence karnow: it was a windy day for much of the bay area. highs were in the 50s and 60s but felt cooler with the wind. a weak cold front passed through today bringing a few clouds and gusty winds. winds will decrease tonight under mostly clear skies. you can still see a few showers passing through the state with snow over the sierra. high pressure will take over now for the rest of the week. in fact some temperatures could reach the low 70s by the weekend. tomorrow will be mostly sunny and breezy near the coast. highs will be in the 50s and 60s. 60s.the 50s and 60s.
mcelhaney was shot and killed during an apparent robbery attempt last weekend in los angeles. he was a well known, talkented music student at u=s=c. today the campus was the scene of a highly emotional news conference.... as those who knew him best described him as kind, authentic, and courageous. victor was my sunshine ... mmm ... mmm ... and i pray like every momma, don't take my sunshine awaylynette gibson mcelheney and her husband clarence heard u=s=c faculty members praise her son and their own bravery,it takes tremendous courage to do this ... just hours after a parent's most horrific event. victor was described as a brilliant musician and wonderful human being.and i can't thank you enough for
bringing him into this world ... i can't look at you. he looks exactly like you (breaks down)he would have turned 22 next month.(friend) he did not deserve this. we should not be here right nowvictor mcelheney went with a group of friends to a market a few blocks from campus last saturday night (cop) they had left the market when they were confronted by three individuals. apparently it was a robbery attempt by those individuals and unfortunately one of those individuals shot victor.. clarence mcelheney appealed for information on his son's murdersilence is worse than the bullet that killed our son. (grant) city police records reveal the university park neighborhood southwest of downtown l=a recorded 93
violent incidents in six months. that's an average of two a day. u-s-c instituted a safety zone around the campus after the murder of a chinese exchangre student a few years ago ... but victor mceleheney was killed outside that area. (grant) police in the east bay are trying to find a gunman who opened fire on highway 24. (vicki) and a man was shot several times while he was driving. it happened this morning around 6:30 a-m as the victim, a 20-year-old man was driving a white nissan sentra... when he was approaching highway 13. police say he noticed a blue sedan that got aligned with his vehicle and then he heard several gun shots. the victim was shot several times... he managed to get onto highway 13 where he pulled over and called police. the victim told investigators that he got a good look at the man firing the gun but didn't recognize him.
(vicki) the victim was taken to a local hospital for his injuries. officials with the chp are asking for anyone traveling on westbound highway 24 this morning who may have saw something around the time the shooting occurred to give them a call. this is the fourth freeway shooting in oakland in 2019. (grant) another big story tonight... airlines authorities face growing pressure to ground the aircraft involved in sunday's deadly ethiopian airlines flight.(vicki)(vicki) but today, authorities in the u-s insisted the boeing 737 max 8 jets are safe. reporter omar jimenez has the latest. jets across its airspace -- joining aviation authorities in multiple countries including china, indonesia and australia.but in the united states, the federal aviation administration says it's safe to fly. in a statement saying there is "no basis to order grounding the aircraft."peter
goelz/ former ntsb managing director: "that the faa is standing alone with canada and a few others is testament to their relationship i think to the aircraft and to the manufacturer."president trump spoke with boeing's c-e-o tuesday. the company says the aircraft is safe.sarah sanders/ white house press secretary: "this is going to be a process, and we're going to be in constant contact through department of transportation, the faa..." ethiopian airlines flight 302 crashed shortly after takeoff on sunday. 157 people -- were killed.the airline's c-e-o said the pilots reported something amiss -- in an exchange with air traffic control.tewolde gebremariam / ethiopian airlines ceo: "the pilot reported flight control problems. so he was having difficulties with the flight control of the airplane, so he asked to return back to base." last october, a lion air flight using the same boeing model crashed off the coast of indonesia. but there's no evidence of a link between the two crashes.the flight attendants union, lawmakers and others -- seeking f-a-a action.sen. richard blumenthal/-d- connecticut: "there's no question, every one of these planes should be grounded."
(grant) and we are learning tonight -- president trump played a major role in the sale of boeing jets. this is video of the president in vietnam last month -- a day before his summit with north korea's leader. that's when he oversaw the signing of a string of trade agreements -- including a sale of 100 boeing "7-3-7 max" planes to vietnamese carriers. boeing says the deal was worth nearly 13-billion dollars. 20-of those are the so-called "max-eight" jets - like the one that crashed in ethiopia on sunday. vietnam now says the planes will not fly until the cause of the crash is established. (vicki) a san francisco based company is mourning the loss of one of its own
employees who was on the ethiopian airlines plane. anne musyoki (muse-oki) was techsoup's global regional lead for africa. she was returning for a techsoup event in italy when the plane tragically went down. executive vice president of techsoup -- lynn van housen gave us her thoughts. (vicki) doing.">(vicki)the work she was passionate about course... she was discovery of course... she was passionate about the work she was doing.">(vicki) techsoup global network
issued this statement saying: "we will always also remember anne for the beautiful person she was and for her commitment to civil society. she combined an easy going manner and an inner strength that kept her driving for more impact. we will now strive to continue the great work she has been leading." (grant) two brothers from redding were among the dozens of people killed in a plane crash in ethiopia sunday. mel and bennett riffel were on an adventure before mel's daughter would be born. word spread quickly that the two died in the crash. those who knew the brothers are in mourning. parishioners have already started placing flowers at the base of the bell tower in the brothers' memory. (grant) the parents of mel and
bennett are trying to come to grips with this tragedy. through a spokesperson, they said "we appreciate the outpouring of love and support from the community. we ask for continued prayers." (grant) coming up... a planned bachelorette party weekend in mexico turns into a disaster... after the whole bridal party was banned from the flight...costing them an additional 16-thousand dollars... we'll explain what started it.. (vicki) plus... find out why more than nine-thousand popular heating pads have been recalled... (grant) and up next... changes are coming to how much you pay for different products on amazon... why companies will now have the power to price their own products... (lawrence) weather tease
tonight... amazon sellers now have a little more freedom when it comes to pricing their products. (grant) amazon has changed its policy for third-party sellers. the e-commerce company used to prohibit third-party sellers from listing products on other sites for less... but amazon has confirmed it won't do that anymore, effective immediately. the change comes amid concern that the stipulation, called price parity, could violate u-s anti- trust law. (vikci) volkswagen is putting pedal to the metal when it comes to eliminating gas. the german car maker is boosting the number of
electric cars it plans to build. before today, the plan was to build 50 and sell 15 million of them over the next ten years. now, the company says it will produce 70 gas-free models and sell 22 million of them. the company is taking a short-term hit for what it hopes are long- term gains. (grant) americans are expected spend less green celebrating saint patrick's day this year. a survey by the national retail federation finds -- the average reveler plans to spend an average of 40-dollars on march 17th. much of that money will go to food and drinks. in total -- the irish celebration will bring in 5-point-61 billion dollars to the economy. that's below last year's total of nearly 6-billion. (vicki) ahead at nine.. a warning for parents tonight... the popular teen's store 'claire's' is recalling three makeup products... what you need to know to stay safe... (grant) plus... local schools are using a new tool in the fight against bullying... what is it coming up.... (vicki) and up next... a
(vicki)(vicki) bullying and safety issues are top concerns for most parents. it's why elk grove unified is rolling out a new program to help students and parents report issues onlineand they can choose to remain anonymous. you start by typiyour chil you'll find a link for incident reporting. then you'll fill out a form. then you can choose to submit it anonymously or by giving your name. parents worry many instances of bullying go unreported, because students are afraid of being labeled a
"snitch" or a "tattle-tale." a mother started lobbying the elk grove unified school board- for solutions to fight against bullying. she said her son committed suicide after he was bullied in school. a survey will be sent to the school principal and an incident response team, so the school can investigate and figure out what needs to be done.first year, the system cost the district up to 43 thousand dollars. after that, it'll cost up to 30 thousand per year to keep running. (grant) teachers in dublin could soon go on strike. right now-- members of the teachers association are taking a strike authorization vote. this means if a contract settlement cannot be reached with the dublin unified school district-- teachers will strike. they say they're asking for smaller class sizes and a small raise. the voting
will go through noon on friday at dublin high school. once those votes are tallied-- we will find out if and when teachers will strike. (grant) in the north bay -- the board of trustees at the dixie elementary school district continued discussions today about possibly changing the district's name... which some find racist. the board discussed existing proposals regarding a name change that include: surveying the community on the issue, selecting a committee to manage the process, selecting a citizens' committee and drafting a resolution that commits the board to change the name of the district and an elementary school. the full cost of the name change would be privately financed. proponents t name change say the associated with white supremacy and segregation dating back to the civil war era. opponents argue the district was named after mary dixie, a miwok indian woman who had ties to james miller, who built the first schoolhouse in san rafael in 1849.
(vicki) in the south bay tonight -- we know the names and ages of two children killed by their mother in a murder-suicide last week. the santa clara county medical examiner's office identified them as four-year-old chuck nguyen and seven-year-old eric nguyen. investigators identified their mother earlier this week as 43- year-old uyen thi phung tran. police say -- they found tran and the two children dead at their san jose home last wednesday. officers later determined the case to be a murder-suicide. (grant) in national news tonight... homeland security agents are telling more asylum seekers to wait in mexico for their immigration court hearings in the u-s. d-h-s says-- as of today-- the u-s has returned 240 migrants to mexico under a new expanded version of its 'migrant protection protocols' program. under the plan, d-h-s returns migrants primarily from central america to mexico to wait as they apply for asylum in the u-s. the
department expanded this program from one port of entry to ports along three california areas. according to d-h-s-- it does not apply to mexican citizens and unaccompanied minors. (vicki) the white house is trying to prevent a high profile congressional rejection of the president's border emergency.or at least reduce the number of republican senators voting against him. vice president pence met privately with a handful of g-o-p senators in hopes of getting them to back trump. if the senate votes thursday to block trump like the house already has... it would force the president's first veto. two republican senators are talking with the white house about legislation to curb a president's ability to declare future emergencies. if trump agreed to such limits... it might help him peel off republican votes thursday. (grant) a planned bachelorette party weekend in cabo - turns into a mess for a bridal party from sacramento.. the brides mother was told
she áálookedáá intoxicated... and banned from the flight... calling them a safety risk.. (vicki) then.... the whole group got stranded... and their interaction with the airline was all captured on video... reporter ali wolf spoke to one of the bridesmaids explains the fiasco.. (nat)"this is us right before boarding the plane"it started out like this.a bridal party at sac international airport ready to kick off a fun weekend in cabo..but once they landed in phonix for a connecting flight...(nat video) "she is not traveling she is not traveling"an american airlines employee told the group.the bride's mother couldn't get on the next plane. because she looked drunk... (nat video)"she is too
intoxicated.."(amber granlund - bridesmaid)"the brides mom doesnt do the greatest with traveling"amber granlund is one of the bridesmaids.(amber granlund - bridesmaid)"shes in her 50s almost 60s there could have been something else going on"'she says the woman had one or two drinks before the flight but was not intoxicated...(amber granlund - bridesmaid)"it wasnt drunken behavior"(nats)"you need to calm down and stop"on cell phone video granlund is seen talking to the airline employee as she says shes going to call the police... (amber granlund - bridesmaid)"'she had already called the cops at that point. about 8 of them showed up"a spokesperson for american airlines says after employees decided to ban the brides mother.....(fs)"several other members of their group became irate and posed a safety risk to crew members and other passengers. these passengers were subsequently denied travel on this flight."some in the bridal party were pregnant or breastfeeding - others were in their fifties...all.... stranded without a way to fly to cabo on a trip that cost $30,000.(nat)"some of us slept on the ground"granlund says most of the group spent the night in the airport...and eventually... they made it to mexico..(amber granlund - bridesmaid)"we had a good day of no airline drama"but grandlund says they estimate the fiasco cost them an ááextra 16-thousand dollars.. and a huge amount of frustration....granlund - bridesmaid)"a mess, a complete mess that could have been avoided absolutely" (grant) granlund says american airlines offered to
give them a ial refund on the flights they had to re- book... but they're still waiting for the refund.(vicki) she says theyre mostly upset at how they were treated... (lawrence bay area weather) (sports tease) and ahead in sports, st. mary's pulling off a stunner to swoop in to the big dance. how the crew from moraga went at the number one team in the country.
and we'll open tonight in the world of college basketball where the madness is underway..thanks to the squad from moraga. é --the st. mary's gaels facing top- ranked gonzaga in the west coast conference title game... randy bennett leading the charge as usual --2nd half... malik fitts... hits the 3-pointer... the gaels up 6 with 14 minutes left -- gonzaga rallies... killian tillie... now back and healthy... nails the three to cut it to one... 40-39 st. mary's --later on, gaels up 4... jordan ford... almost has it stiolen... but gets it back and it goes down for three more... ford with 17 points... st. mary's up 7 --about 2 minutes left... st. mary's still up ... and tommy kuhse (cousey)... throws in the wild shot... it's a 9-point lead and that's it... st. mary's stuns the top- ranked bulldogs 60-47 to win the w-c-c tournament... first win against an ap-top team in school history... next stop, the big dance now to the sharks-- the
hottest team in hockey right now... --san jose in winnipeg...sharkies have won 5-straight going into tonight. --3rd period--sharks up 1. 3-30 to go... matthew perreaolt...deflection at the net, liights the lamp. game knotted at 4. --then in the final seconds, 4-all. 2-on-1...timo meier and joe pavelski...get loose on the break... and captain america saves the day... right between the pipes... and that's the game winner... 5-4 san jose your final, they've won 6 in a row. now to the nfl-- another major trade day... and the 49ers are right in the mix. san francisco reportedly acquiring pass-rusher dee ford from the kansas city chiefs...in exchange for a 2nd round pick in 2020. and the niners will be sigining him to a deal of 5-years, 87-point-5 million dollars. at 27, he's coming off a pro bowl season where he started 16-games...and racked up 13- sacks. elsewhere around the league-- a blockbuster transaction. superstar receiver odell beckham junior has been traded to the
cleveland browns. according to multiple reports, the giants sending obj to cleveland in exchange for a 1st and 3rd-round draft pick...as well as... safety jabrill peppers. that package is much more than what the raiders had to give up to land antonio brown. the 26-year-old beckham is considered one of the best... and last season, new york signed him to a lucrative deal. coming up on kron4 sports at 10, giants busy in spring training with madison bumgarner on the hill. highlights ahead. until then, more news after the break.
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slavery board game that its students played in class. the game - called "escaping slavery" - infuriated at least one family whose child goes to the elementary school in wilmington. but as reporter ben smart explains the school says the goal was to educate students about slavery. denett, codington elementary grandmother:"slavery is not a game. people get killed."a grandmother outraged.denett, codington elementary grandmother:"in this day and time, this is horrifying"after her granddaughter's fourth- grade class played a monopoly-like game about slavery.denett, codington elementary grandmother:"and in this game, it's called escaping slavery."denett asked we don't show her face fearing retaliation against her granddaughter.e ys monday her granddaughter came home from school, codington elementary, with papers from the slavery board game.denett, codington elementary grandmother:"this game, as you can see, is the kids have to punch out this card, and if they punch out this card after four times, they will get in trouble, and if they get in trouble, they will be severely punished and sent back to the plantation to work as a slave. and on the back of the card they have to make up a slave
name."the game depicts shackles, dice and a slave family on the punch card. denett, codington elementary grandmother:"what were they going to do afterwards, after the four punches? were they going to hang them? were they going to kill them? what else was going to go on after this? and you're teaching these kids."a new hanover county schools spokesperson confirmed fourth-graders did in fact play the game.it happened in small groups as part of a black history month activity. quote, "the overall purpose was to help dispel some of the myths about slavery and help students understand that it was a horrible ordeal."the school principal, graham elmore, defending the game - obtained from an educational website "teachers pay teachers"- part of a larger lesson about the underground railroad.quote, "the purpose was to play a role to increase interest and enthusiasm for historical events. the teachers wanted to share how the people communicated and worked for change and equality in their communities."denett, codington elementary grandmother:"it makes me angry. and it hurts, but angry more than anything."denett, who is african american, wants the game pulled from all future lessons.denett, codington elementary grandmother:"it happened to black people. it happened to my ancestors. they were slaves, and as you see it's got shackles on here. who would give this to a child to play in an elementary school, any school! it could be a high school, any school in this day and time. and it kind of hurts
to know that this is going on, and especially here in wilmington." (vicki) an online description of an online (vicki) an online description of the role-playing game says it's not trying to trivialize slavery. different underground railroad games have been used in other schools in the nation. but they also drew backlash in at least some cases. (grant) now to our four
zone forecast... as we take this live look outside at the embarcadero... joining us now is chief meteorologist lawrence karnow... lawrence karnow: it was a windy day for much of the bay area. highs were in the 50s and 60s but felt cooler with the wind. a weak cold front passed through today bringing a few clouds and gusty winds. winds will decrease tonight under mostly clear skies. you can still see a few showers passing through the state with snow over the sierra. high pressure will take over now for the rest of the week. in fact some temperatures could reach the low 70s by the weekend. tomorrow will sunny and breezy near the coast. highs will be in the 50s and 60s.
heating pads that are heated via u-s-b port.heated via u-s- b port.(grant) the reason?... the retailers say they can overheat while being used, making them potential fire and burn hazards. more than nine-thousand heating pads were sold in the u-s and canada. so far, there are no reports of injuries caused by the pads in the u-s.the u-s. people who have the heating pads are asked to return them to any t-j maxx or marshalls for a full refund. (vicki) heads up parents... claire's is recalling three makeup products for possible asbestos contamination... the three cosmetic products are claire's eye shadows, compact powder and contour palette... the products were sold between october 2016 and march 2019, both in stores and online. all recalled products have been removed from the stores... anyone who has purchased these products are being told to throw them away or return them for a full refund... so far, the company says they have not received any reports of anyone getting sick... specifics on these recalls can
the one with the designer dog collar. wondering how i upgraded to this sweet pad? a 1,200-square-foot bathroom, and my very own spa. all i had to do was give my human "the look". with wells fargo's 3% down payment on a fixed-rate loan and a simpler online application, getting into my dream home was easier than ever. get your human to visit wellsfargo.com/woof. what would she do without me? (grant) beyonce and jay-z
organization announced the power couple will be honored at the organization's awards ceremony this month. the carters are scheduled to get glaad's vanguard award-- that shines a light on people who made a "significant difference in promoting acceptance of l-g-b-t-q people." among those who received the award before: cher, britney spears, janet jackson and jennifer lopez. glaad released a statement saying: "beyonce and jay-z are global icons and passionate defenders of human rights and acceptance for all people." (vicki) senator mitt romney's staff surprised him with a twinkie cake.. and it wasn't just the cake that's going viral... but how he blew out the candles-- is getting a lot of attention... instead of blowing the candles out all at once... he grabbed each and every single candle and one by one he blew them out... on twitter senator on twitter senator romney tweeted out saying "my team surprised me with a cake made out of my favorite snack-twinkies! looking forward to all this year has
in store."to all this year has in store." (grant) that wraps up kron 4 news that wraps (grant) that wraps up kron 4 news at nine...(vicki) but our primetime coverage continues at the top of the hour. ken wayne is here with kron 4 news at ten... ken? (ken) thank you grant and vicki.... next at ten... we are continuing to follow breaking news out of sacramento where governor gavin newsom is announcing he will stop executions in the state... tonight we are getting reaction from local lawmakers in live report... plus... san jose police say the man who murdered a 59=year old woman should not have been in this country in the frist place... what we are leanring about him and how neighbors are reacting to the arrest also in a live report... and bay area parents are facing serious criminal charges... related to a nationwide college-admissions bribery case. and now a stanford coach is out of a job. more details on the dozens of charges... and
joining us im ken wayne. (grant) and im grant lodes in for pam moore. newsom is planning to issue an executive order tomorrow.... granting a reprieve to every inmate on death row. california has the largest number of death row inmates in the nation.. (ken) tonight we are getting reaction from local lawmakers. kron 4's noelle bellow is live in the newsroom with the latest..noelle? grant and ken -- governor newsom says the death penalty is inconsisent with our bedrock values and strikes at the very heart of what it means to be californian. as you mentioned tomorrow he is expected to sign an executive order that will halt the executions of all 737 inmates now sitting on death row. not only will his executive order place that moratorium on the death penalty -- it will also include plans to withdraw lethal injection regulations, which are already tied up in court. governor newsom also plans to shutter the new execution chamber at san quentin state prison -- which has never been used. newsom's of